HTC One M8 Overview Updated June 28, 2016

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The HTC One (M8) is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,600mAh battery. It also features a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (441 PPI). You’ll also find a Micro SD card slot that allows the storage to be expanded up to 128GB.

The One M8 features the same 4-megapixel Ultra Pixel camera as its predecessor, but removes optical image stabilization. HTC has also included a second 2-megapixel sensor and dual-LED flash to work alongside the 4-megapixel shooter in what it’s calling a Duo Camera configuration. This second 2-megapixel sensor captures depth information that can be used in combination with various effects in HTC’s camera app.

The One M8 launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat running HTC’s Sense 6.0 overlay and BlinkFeed 2.0. It has since been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow running Sense 7.0.

HTC One M8 Stories June 2, 2016

Among the common trends that seem to be picking up in mobile photography, we can certainly include the adoption of dual cameras: brands like LG and Huawei — with the G5 and P9 respectively — have in fact already brought dual-camera equipped, high-end terminals to the mainstream market.

Now, following numerous reports of Apple allegedly looking forward to entering the game, Samsung seems willing to join the part as well (via Pocket-Lint)…

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HTC One M8 Stories January 19, 2016

HTC One M8 UK variants now being updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

HTC’s UK Twitter account has announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is rolling out to carrier variants of the One M8Interestingly, the newer M9 will have to wait a while longer to get Marshmallow.

HTC One M8 Stories January 16, 2016

Android Marshmallow coming soon to several carrier HTC One M9 and M8 variants, including Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, more

HTC’s product management chief, Mo Versi has confirmed on Twitter that several North American carrier-locked variants of the HTC One M9 and One M8 will be getting Android Marshmallow over the coming weeks.

Beginning this coming Monday, January 18th, the Marshmallow OS update will be pushed to Sasktel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron HTC One M9 owners in Canada.

As you’d expect, following that tweet, many HTC One owners with different carrier-locked versions were keen to known an ETA for their Marshmallow update. In response to those, Mo Versi stated that the HTC One M8 on Sprint will get the new software from the middle of next week, while the T-Mobile variant is on schedule for a January 25 release.

Sadly there’s no specific news for AT&T or Verizon users, except to say that HTC needs a “few more weeks” before the update is ready for the HTC One M9 on AT&T.

 

HTC One M8 Stories December 3, 2015

Android Marshmallow update for unlocked HTC One M8 rolling out today

If you’re an HTC One M8 owner, you’ll be glad to know that the Android Marshmallow update is rolling out from today to unlocked devices. Mo Versi, the company’s VP of Product Management confirmed the rollout on his personal Twitter handle yesterday afternoon.

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Sadly, if you’re using a carrier-locked version, or if you’re in a market outside the Americas, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Those devices almost always take more time to be updated as carrier approval and testing needs to be done before pushing the software out to users:

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It’s impressive that HTC has managed to start rolling out Marshmallow updates so soon after the software became officially available. Even the virtually stock Motorola handsets are yet to receive the official update, although they are currently subject to software soak testing for some users.

HTC, of course, was the first Android OEM to release a non-Nexus smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The One A9 was announced a few weeks ago and makes full use of Google’s latest mobile operating system, including the baked-in fingerprint sensor support and Android Pay, Doze mode and more. No other manufacturer has managed to do that yet.

Since the One A9 was announced we’ve seen several new handsets including the likes of Samsung’s new A-series, Huawei’s Mate 8 and the Oppo R7s among many others, all of which have (or will) hit the market running a version of Android Lollipop. HTC, clearly then, is ahead of the curve with software updates and that’s something to be applauded.

 

HTC One M8 Stories December 2, 2015

HTC rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the unlocked HTC One (M8) ‘within 24 hours’

Let’s just say that HTC doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to software updates, but here’s a glimmer of hope: According to HTC’s Mo Versi (the same guy that announces pretty much all of HTC’s smartphone software updates), the unlocked HTC One (M8) should be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow very soon.

Specifically, Mo says “testing has been complete,” for the new software and that “the update for Marshmallow will be sent out within 24 hours.”

You might be surprised that the M9 didn’t get the update first, and we’re in the same boat (and so is pretty much everyone else on Twitter). Mo did clarify, however, that the update should be coming to the M9 soon. “Will advise once testing is complete,” he says in reply to one user.

HTC One M8 Stories October 9, 2015

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Giveaway: Trinity Delta aluminum earbuds feature a unique design and top-notch sound ($135 value), 20% discount

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